Jeremiah 51:34
New International Version
"Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us, he has thrown us into confusion, he has made us an empty jar. Like a serpent he has swallowed us and filled his stomach with our delicacies, and then has spewed us out.

New Living Translation
"King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has eaten and crushed us and drained us of strength. He has swallowed us like a great monster and filled his belly with our riches. He has thrown us out of our own country.

English Standard Version
“Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me; he has crushed me; he has made me an empty vessel; he has swallowed me like a monster; he has filled his stomach with my delicacies; he has rinsed me out.

Berean Study Bible
“Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me; he has crushed me. He has set me aside like an empty vessel; he has swallowed me like a monster; he filled his belly with my delicacies and vomited me out.

New American Standard Bible
"Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me and crushed me, He has set me down like an empty vessel; He has swallowed me like a monster, He has filled his stomach with my delicacies; He has washed me away.

King James Bible
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.

Christian Standard Bible
"King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has devoured me; he has crushed me. He has set me aside like an empty dish; he has swallowed me like a sea monster; he filled his belly with my delicacies; he has vomited me out.

Contemporary English Version
The people of Jerusalem say, "King Nebuchadnezzar made us panic. That monster stuffed himself with us and our treasures, leaving us empty--he gobbled up what he wanted and spit out the rest.

Good News Translation
The king of Babylonia cut Jerusalem up and ate it. He emptied the city like a jar; like a monster he swallowed it. He took what he wanted and threw the rest away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has devoured me; he has crushed me. He has set me aside like an empty dish; he has swallowed me like a sea monster; he filled his belly with my delicacies; he has vomited me out,"

International Standard Version
"King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has devoured me and crushed me. He set me down like an empty vessel. He swallowed me like a monster, and filled his belly with my delicacies. Then he washed me away.

NET Bible
"King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon devoured me and drove my people out. Like a monster from the deep he swallowed me. He filled his belly with my riches. He made me an empty dish. He completely cleaned me out."

New Heart English Bible
'Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has devoured us. He has thrown us into confusion. He has turned us into empty jars. He has swallowed us like a monster. He has filled his belly with our delicacies. Then he spit us out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, He hath crushed me, He hath set me down as an empty vessel, He hath swallowed me up like a dragon, He hath filled his maw with my delicacies; He hath washed me clean.

New American Standard 1977
“Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me and crushed me, He has set me down like an empty vessel; He has swallowed me like a monster, He has filled his stomach with my delicacies; He has washed me away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me; he has crushed me; he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon; he has filled his belly with my delicates; he has cast me out.

King James 2000 Bible
Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a monster, he has filled his belly with my delicacies, he has cast me out.

American King James Version
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon, he has filled his belly with my delicates, he has cast me out.

American Standard Version
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath, like a monster, swallowed me up, he hath filled his maw with my delicacies; he hath cast me out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath eaten me up, he hath devoured me: he hath made me as an empty vessel: he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicate meats, and he hath cast me out.

Darby Bible Translation
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel; he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.

English Revised Version
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his maw with my delicates; he hath cast me out.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.

World English Bible
Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out.

Young's Literal Translation
Devoured us, crushed us, hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, He hath set us as an empty vessel, He hath swallowed us as a dragon, He hath filled his belly with my dainties, He hath driven us away.
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Babylon's Punishment
33For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “The Daughter Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time it is trampled. In just a little while her harvest time will come.” 34“Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me; he has crushed me. He has set me aside like an empty vessel; he has swallowed me like a monster; he filled his belly with my delicacies and vomited me out. 35May the violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon,” says the inhabitant of Zion. “May my blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea,” says Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Job 20:15
He swallows wealth but vomits it out; God will force it from his stomach.

Psalm 74:13
You divided the sea by Your strength; You smashed the heads of the dragons of the sea;

Isaiah 24:1
Behold, the LORD lays waste to the earth and leaves it in ruins. He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants--

Jeremiah 50:17
Israel is a scattered flock, chased away by lions. The first to devour him was the king of Assyria; the last to crush his bones was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon."

Jeremiah 51:44
I will punish Bel in Babylon. I will make him spew out what he swallowed. The nations will no longer stream to him; even the wall of Babylon will fall.

Lamentations 2:16
All your enemies open their mouths against you. They hiss and gnash their teeth, saying, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day for which we have waited. We have lived to see it!"

Hosea 8:8
Israel is swallowed up! Now they are among the nations like a worthless vessel.

Treasury of Scripture

Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon, he has filled his belly with my delicates, he has cast me out.

the king

Jeremiah 51:49 As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon …

Jeremiah 39:1-8 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, …

Jeremiah 50:7,17 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, …

Lamentations 1:1,14,15 How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she …

he hath made

Jeremiah 48:11,12 Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, …

Isaiah 24:1-3 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns …

Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also …

Nahum 2:2,9,10 For the LORD has turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency …

swallowed

Jeremiah 51:44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his …

Job 20:15 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God …

Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that …

Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and …

Ezekiel 36:3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because they …

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …







Lexicon
“Nebuchadnezzar
נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר֮ (nə·ḇū·ḵaḏ·reṣ·ṣar)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5019: Nebuchadnezzar -- 'Nebo, protect the boundary', a Babylonian king

king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Babylon
בָּבֶל֒ (bā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 894: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

has devoured me;
אֲכָלַ֣נִי (’ă·ḵā·la·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

he has crushed me.
הֲמָמַ֗נִי (hă·mā·ma·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2000: To make a noise, move noisily, confuse, discomfit

He has set me aside
הִצִּיגַ֙נִי֙ (hiṣ·ṣî·ḡa·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3322: To place permanently

like an empty
רִ֔יק (rîq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7385: Emptiness, a worthless thing, in vain

vessel;
כְּלִ֣י (kə·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

he has swallowed me
בְּלָעַ֙נִי֙ (bə·lā·‘a·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf

like a monster;
כַּתַּנִּ֔ין (kat·tan·nîn)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8577: A marine, land monster, sea-serpent, jackal

he filled
מִלָּ֥א (mil·lā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

his belly
כְרֵשׂ֖וֹ (ḵə·rê·śōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3770: The paunch, belly

with my delicacies
מֵֽעֲדָנָ֑י (mê·‘ă·ḏā·nāy)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5730: A luxury, dainty, delight

[and] vomited me out.
הֱדִיחָֽנִי׃ (hĕ·ḏî·ḥā·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1740: To rinse, cleanse away by rinsing or washing
(34) He hath made me an empty vessel.--The pronouns in one form of the Hebrew text are most of them in the plural, "devoured us, crushed us, made us." The prophet speaks of himself and Israel as having suffered wrong and outrage at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. The land had been spoiled till it was as an "empty vessel."

He hath swallowed me up like a dragon.--The Hebrew noun probably stands for a "crocodile" (as in Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 51:9; Ezekiel 29:3), or is used generally for any sea-monster. The "delicates" ("dainties" in Genesis 49:20) are the corn and wine and oil and fruits of Palestine with which the Chaldaean armies had enriched themselves.

Verse 34. - The Jewish captives are introduced, describing the offences of Babylon. Hath devoured me; rather, hath devoured us, and so on. "My delicates" (delights), however, is correct. He hath made me; rather, he hath set us (down) as. Swallowed me up like a dragon; or, literally, like the dragon. Comparing this with ver. 44, it is difficult not to see an allusion to the Babylonian myth of the Serpent, who in the fight with Marduk (Meredach) devoured the tempest, which rent asunder her belly. The cuneiform text is given in Transactions of Society of Biblical Archaeology, vol. 4. part 2, appendix plate 6. Part of it runs thus -

25. ip-te-ra pi-i-sa Ti-amtu a-na la-h-a-h-sa

Opened also her mouth Tiamtu to swallow it.

26. rukhu limnu yus-te-ri-ba a-na la ca-par sap-ti-sa

The evil wind he caused to enter into the uncovering of her lips [ = into her lips before she could close them]

27. iz-zu-ti rukhi car-sa-sa i-tsa-mi-va

violent (were) the winds her belly filled; and

28. in-ni-kud lib-ba-sa va-pa-a-sa yus-pal-ki

she was pierced in her heart and her mouth it caused to divide.

Readers of Smith's 'Chaldean Genesis' will remember Tiamtu the dragon, and the representations thereof given from the gems. In line 27 the word rendered "her belly" contains the Babylonian analogue of the word rendered in this verse "his belly" (k'res). With my delicates, he hath cast me out; rather,... cast us out; or, from my delights he hath cast as out. For the variation of person, comp. Judges 11:19, "Let us pass, we pray thee, through thy land into my place;" and on the whole phrase, Micah 2:9, "...ye have cast out from their pleasant homes." 51:1-58 The particulars of this prophecy are dispersed and interwoven, and the same things left and returned to again. Babylon is abundant in treasures, yet neither her waters nor her wealth shall secure her. Destruction comes when they did not think of it. Wherever we are, in the greatest depths, at the greatest distances, we are to remember the Lord our God; and in the times of the greatest fears and hopes, it is most needful to remember the Lord. The feeling excited by Babylon's fall is the same with the New Testament Babylon, Re 18:9,19. The ruin of all who support idolatry, infidelity, and superstition, is needful for the revival of true godliness; and the threatening prophecies of Scripture yield comfort in this view. The great seat of antichristian tyranny, idolatry, and superstition, the persecutor of true Christians, is as certainly doomed to destruction as ancient Babylon. Then will vast multitudes mourn for sin, and seek the Lord. Then will the lost sheep of the house of Israel be brought back to the fold of the good Shepherd, and stray no more. And the exact fulfilment of these ancient prophecies encourages us to faith in all the promises and prophecies of the sacred Scriptures.
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